Baylor College of Medicine in Houston

TMC Member Since 1943

Baylor College of Medicine in Houston is a premier academic health science center known for excellence in education, research, patient care and community service. It comprises four schools: the Medical School, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Allied Health Sciences and the National School of Tropical Medicine.

Baylor College of Medicine is affiliated with seven teaching hospitals, each known for medical excellence, and earlier this year became a co-owner of CHI St. Luke’s Health Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center has two campuses, the former St. Luke’s Hospital building in the Texas Medical Center and a new hospital under construction on Baylor’s McNair Campus. The college has total research support of $363 million, with $280 million from federal sources and more than 90 research and patient-care centers and units. Baylor College of Medicine trains more than 3,000 medical, graduate, nurse anesthesia and physician assistant students, as well as residents and post-doctoral fellows.

The medical school is ranked 21st in research and 12th in primary care by U.S. News & World Report and was ranked No. 2 nationally for best medical schools for Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine and No. 4 by StudentDoc, a leading online resource for medical students. The School of Allied Health Sciences is among the best 10 in the nation and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is rated in the top 5 percent. In addition, the College is home to the first National School of Tropical Medicine in North America. The College is ranked No. 1 in Texas for NIH funding.


Paul Klotman, M.D.

President & CEO, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Paul Klotman is the president and CEO of Baylor College of Medicine. The BCM Board of Trustees named him the school’s president in July of 2010. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Michigan and his M.D. from Indiana University and completed his medicine and nephrology training at Duke University Medical Center. He has been the associate professor of medicine at Duke, the chief of the Molecular Medicine Section in the Laboratory of Developmental Biology at NIH, and the chief of the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory in the NIDR/NIH. Prior to his Baylor appointment, he was chair of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.